J. A. Stapleton

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J. A. Stapleton is the author of three crime novels.  His epistolary short story “Loyalty” was published by ESTRO in 2017.  His film reviews are available on Instagram and Facebook, with in-print weekly reviews published in REBEL magazine for the University of Essex.  He was recognised for his efforts and work exhibited in the Albert Sloman Library as a writer of the University. 

His novels are currently in the editing stage.  The Detective Lacey series span four books set in Los Angeles between December 1941 and September 1949.  His literary influences are Ian Fleming, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy. 

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My stories

Seeping Through the Lavender - Chapter I

Slowly, Jake attempted to open his eyes, yet the skin on his lids felt burdensome and unwelcoming to oblige. He was starting to pick up an awareness...

The Conspiracy: Chapter Two [Part I]

CHAPTER TWO Chicago, IL, January 1st 1964 An end to this? An end to fucking what? Vincent asked himself for the six hundred and sixty sixth time. He...

Through the Looking Glass

“Wot you lookin’ at? I shouted. The cunt was givin’ it. He kept staring, not saying anyfin, just staring at me. So I kicked him, yeah maybe too many...

The Conspiracy: Chapter One [Complete]

CHAPTER ONE Chicago, IL, December 31st 1963 He answered his question: the younger Vincent knew exactly what to fucking do as the car drew to a...